Pothole dangers are a common nuisance on our roadways. Potholes make a street look rundown and unsightly. They also pose a threat to the safety of anyone who travels on the road. Potholes can develop or worsen practically overnight. Even drivers who regularly cover a particular stretch of the roadway may not notice the sudden change until it is too late. While small potholes may only cause minor damage to a vehicle, larger ones can actually cause an accident and possibly severe injuries to anyone who is involved.

If you have suffered injuries or damages because of an accident caused by a pothole then it may be appropriate to consider filing a legal action against a negligent municipal agency or roadway construction company. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 to discuss your potential case.

Common Pothole Accidents

Potholes are dangerous not only for drivers, but for motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and road workers as well. Anyone who uses the road could be injured or have their vehicle damaged by an unseen pothole. Some common types of accidents include:

  • A vehicle’s wheel becomes lodged in the pothole, causing it to swerve sideways or, in the case of two-wheeled vehicles, flip over.
  • A motorist or rider notices a pothole at the last second and swerves to avoid it, possibly causing an accident.
  • A pedestrian or road worker crossing the street accidentally steps into a pothole or trips over it, resulting in a sprain or broken bone.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident caused by a pothole on the roadway, our Oklahoma personal injury attorneys are committed to helping you pursue your case. For sound legal advice and assistance, contact the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046.

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The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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